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Get £5 off at ALDI with American Express

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If you missed our article last week, American Express is now accepted at ALDI.

A ‘£5 cashback when you spend £10’ offer appeared on many Amex cards yesterday – I have it on my Platinum.  This is valid for one transaction before 30th April.

You need to save the offer to your card in order to register.  If you have it, it will be under the ‘Offers’ tab on your statement page on the website or app.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – August 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% on business travel for four months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (102)

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  • Adam says:

    When these offers are saved to an Amex card, do they also apply to a companion card on the same account — or just the main card?

    • Genghis says:

      Just main. Login to the separate supp account and add offers there (you will need to create this if not done so already and it may then take a while for offers to appear).

  • Rich says:

    Not sure this is correct about BA cancellation. I booked a return Club europe trip to Prague. I wanted to cancel the return flight. I was returned £17.50 for the original booking but then charged £35.00 cancellation fee.

    • Polly says:

      Rich
      Yes, outside the initial 24 hrs, you will be charged a cancellation fee too. If you just cancel on line, your avios are refunded and you lose the £17.50. 24 hrs before you travel tho. Ba must make a fortune in cancellation fees or keeping the multiple x £17.50 that people think is too cheap. It’s the flexibility that benefits us. The odd time, we have had to change plans completely, and just cancelled the dub lhr leg which was around £11. Avios returned but lose the cash. Cheaper to do that and just book a new avios flight.

      • John says:

        But they lose a fortune any time someone uses the CX / QF / AA lounge on an RFS ticket and even for T5 departures I would think they barely break even.

        • Callum says:

          They wouldn’t break even at all. What are the airport fees and APD for a short haul Heathrow flight – something like £30-40?

    • Oli says:

      Could someone clarify if a £35 cancellation charge is charged on top of loosing the initial fee paid. I booked a one-way RFS LUX-LHR for 4500 Avios + £3. What happens if I cancel?

      • JamesB says:

        If you cancel online my understanding is you only lose the £3, i.e. because what you paid is under £35. I am a bit confused by the above comments by Rich and Polly but I think Polly is saying the same thing.

      • Louie says:

        You lose your £3. You won’t be charged anything further and you’ll get your Avios back in full. This assumes you cancel more than 24 after you book and before you fly.

        • Louie says:

          Should be 24 hours

        • Polly says:

          Exactly. But if you call up they are obliged to charge you a cancellation fee.
          One time in CPH we wanted to change an rfs back to LHR. Ba chap himself told me cheaper to just buy a new rfs ticket. So we lost the avios, as it was on the same day. But didn’t have to pay a cancellation fee either per person! Crazy system.

  • chris jones says:

    No aldi offer for me!

    • Polly says:

      None on any of our cards either. They probably noted we are Tesco or Waitrose users and wouldn’t bother!

      • JamesB says:

        They probably noticed you are in Asia and Dublin much of the year so didn’t bother 🙂

        • Polly says:

          Ha! I am in Waitrose literally every day when in the uk! It’s got a great covered parking… but Tesco gets The rest of our dosh. In Dub all my lot go to ALDI. It’s the closest…Now l can even use my amex when am there. Amazing.

    • Andy S says:

      Nor here 🙁

  • Polly says:

    That short notice booking on ba.com v v useful. I was making my booking as l was speeding (in a cab, not driving) towards t5 for a big emergency. I literally was paying as the cab pulled up. It’s a fantastic benefit. And esp the option to change a booking within 24 hrs of making it. We have benefitted from that quite often, one time within 20 mins of the 24 hrs. That was one frantic call to ba silver line!

  • Alex says:

    Re Avios canx. I booked a flight last week via avios.com and needed to change the return within 24 hours which I did on the phone and without me even asking the agent volunteered not to charge me the cancellation fee as “it was within BA’s cooling off period”. Sounds like I was lucky.

    • Polly says:

      If you are within the 24 hr notice time, they don’t charge it. As there are so many error notices now on line, they are very understanding. Seems like they are much like ba but it’s not advertised. Weird.

  • Bob says:

    ALDI offer doesn’t appear on the Amex connect site, nothing much does these days, how come? Got it on BA and Gold though.

  • Mike says:

    I certainly recommend ALDI London Dry Gin (£9.99) won several awards last year and was sold out for a while

  • Ian says:

    Aldi offer on my wife’s Amex offers and my companion card.
    O.T. My wife has just upgraded her BA Amex card to BA Amex Premium Plus (now only £500 off a 241 voucher), And on her 1st spend she has received a 6000 bonus Avios. She upgraded over the phone and there was no mention of this mystery bonus. Not going to complain though.

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